Articles by Karl Notturno

Reflections on the Revolution

 beautiful marble building is nestled at the center of Mount Vernon Square in Washington, D.C. In front, the words “A University for the People” are carved into its grand stone benches. Its entablature is emblazoned with “Science—Poetry—History.” And though several other engravings would suggest that this remarkable edifice is the Washington Public Library—a gift of […]

Tolerance Is Not Enough

ast week, the Hudson Institute and the European Leadership Network hosted a panel discussion on anti-Semitism featuring many high profile religious and interfaith engagement leaders, including Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, a renowned moderate French Muslim who maintains close relations with Jewish organizations in France. The discussion, which took place in the Hudson Institute’s beautiful Pennsylvania Avenue […]

Is Our Democracy Worth It Anymore?

The more civilized and cultured we humans get, the more we tend to conflate means with ends. For instance—the First Amendment was meant to as a means to ensure the ability for citizens to openly criticize other citizens and the government so that we could identify and address potential problems impairing the security and happiness […]

But They Only Go to 11

Pundits in the mainstream American media are driving themselves crazy. Their coverage of President Trump has been at a fever pitch for the past two and a half years, but somehow it feels as though the pitch is constantly rising. Each time we turn on the news, we hear that Trump has said or done […]

The Trayvon Martin Hoax Comes Crashing Down

Remember Skittles and iced-tea? In the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s fatal confrontation with George Zimmerman, the media went to great pains to characterize the teenager as an innocent kid who was shot for wearing a hoodie while black. After all, this depiction fit their narrative—their narrative of a country filled with racist rednecks just waiting […]

No Questions? Nonsense—Mueller Must Testify

After two years of investigation, Robert Mueller on Wednesday gave his first public statement since the inception of the special counsel’s office. Mueller’s remarks, which lasted less than 10 minutes and entertained no questions, offered no new substantive information apart from the announcement that the office was formally closing and that Mueller would be resigning […]

Andrew Neil DESTROYS Ben Shapiro’s Conception of ‘Reasonable Conservative’

The first day of an intellectual history class in college, my professor seemed genuinely shocked to learn there were several conservatives enrolled in the seminar. “I didn’t realize that people on the right were interested in philosophy.” She had a bemused, if patronizing, smile as she said it. BBC reporter Andrew Neil was far more […]

Why Biden and the Democrats Cannot Admit They Lied

A horrific attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 left a young woman dead after a man deliberately plowed a car into a group of protesters. In the wake of the attack, President Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence” in Charlottesville. He called the driver […]

Let Me Speak to the Manager!

We’re all familiar with the petulant customer constantly demanding to speak to successive managers at a store until she gets what she wants. And some of us have been there when the final manager comes to put a stop to the commotion. Ultimately, the customer is trying to get her way and is willing to […]

Make Satire Great Again

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] In a recent New York Times op-ed column, a philosophy professor at the Paris Diderot University admitted to having been momentarily fooled by a satire piece claiming President Trump spent his days watching edited compilations of fight scenes from […]

Dems Rediscover Nuance to Save Biden

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] Democrats and media pundits are conflicted after a slew of allegations of “inappropriate” behavior preempted Joe Biden’s potential presidential candidacy announcement. No one is accusing Biden of blatant sexual harassment, let alone rape. But lengthy cringe-inducing compilations of the […]

Is Brian Stelter a Deranged Homicidal Pedophile?

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] Probably not. But how can we really know for sure? After two years of hype by a captivated and deranged media, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged campaign “collusion” with the Russians was completed and the Justice Department’s […]

Booker, Warren, and the ‘Traditional’ Double Standard

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_color=”” ] Minutes after President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) roused himself to give a nationally televised speech opposing the nomination. The senator’s speech was such a study in systematic defamation and […]